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Let's talk about how we're feeling...

post #1 of 245
Thread Starter 

Ok ladies. Let's use this thread to talk about if we're feeling "birthy", miserable, comfortable, numb, etc.

post #2 of 245
Thread Starter 

This little girl is making such HUGE, harsh movements I am literally yelping out loud. Super super uncomfortable. I am exhausted to the point where I feel I could fall asleep walking down the hall. Earlier some of the movements DD2 were doing were causing me to feel nauseous and I've been pooping very regularly. 

 

I don't necessarily feel "birthy" but I definitely feel an uptick in things going on. I'd love to go early if these things are just going to increase. My luck, I'll hit 40w+ haha. 

post #3 of 245

Oh, I think this will be a fun thread! 

Yesterday DH and I went out after work. We're trying to get in as much together time as we can before everything completely changes and it's not just us anymore. Anyway, I was feeling SO exhausted that I felt like I wasn't going to make it through Best Buy. That was the first store we went into. I was just uncomfortable. For the past few days, walking around a lot has been causing something that feels like pressure on my cervix and then a super sharp shooting pain down into my pelvis. I have no idea what it is, but it never happens unless I'm up walking around. 

On top of that, I was cleaning today when I got a weird sensation in my belly and felt nauseous. I'm not sure what BH contractions feel like. If I've been having them, I haven't paid enough attention to know that they were going on. But whatever it was got me thinking that SOMETHING might be going on... 

 

post #4 of 245
I've had more energy the last few days... Probably cuz I've had better sleep. DH and I went for a nice long walk with our dogs last night, contracted consistently the whole time but as soon as I sit down when we get home they stop lol I'm really sore all over and my legs hurt bad. But my sex drive has been CARAZY the last few days! Of course DH isn't complaining wink1.gif lol I really just can't wait to meet this girl... And yet part of me wants her to wait to cuz I'm so nervous abt labor, delivery and well... Parenting lol
post #5 of 245

I'm feeling pretty great overall. Tired unless I get more sleep than I usually would need, but that's all. 

 

I am 36 weeks tomorrow and nothing in the BH department. Occasionally my belly will feel all pokey and tight, but I can't tell if that's just him moving around in there since he's getting so big. 

 

Am I the only one at 36 weeks without contractions and odd pains, or are you guys all just a little ahead of me?

post #6 of 245

I'm afraid I jinxed myself yesterday by saying how great I still felt. I'm 37w5d and woke up with major achy hips. I feel like his head is pressing on a nerve and it's hurting my right hip. I also feel like he's dropped more. ALMOST the bowling ball between my legs feeling, but not quite. I also slept incredibly poorly last night, so I'm super sleepy today. I warned DH that I plan on doing nothing today except going to my chiro appt later. Even driving to pick DD up from school seems daunting. I'm hoping I'll sleep well tonight and feel better tomorrow. Otherwise, this baby can come any time. I feel more mentally/emotionally ready than I did yesterday. My birth kit should arrive today and I'm assuming I'll pick up the birth tub at my appt with my midwives tomorrow, so once we have those things, we're totally ready! DH and I both think it would be great if Zachary is born on April 1, just so we can mess with him on his birthday :-) We'll see!

post #7 of 245

I have had the bowling ball effect for about 2 weeks now. I woke up this morning and it's even more pronounced! I had a wic appt today and after wards I came to the library. I am sitting here and i feel like baby girl is trying to find her way out. I have movement from just above my belly button all the way down. I have to sit with my legs spread apart and lean back. It's so darn uncomfortable! I hope she stays in till I have my c section!

post #8 of 245
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Argh... I'm going from zero to pissy in no time today over the dumbest things. Pregnancy hormones are so fun!

post #9 of 245

I'm super cranky and perpetually uncomfortable. I would love it if this baby would arrive between tomorrow night (after SO's midterms) and next Friday. I'm comforting myself with the small chance that that could happen based on my first ultrasound due date of March 28th.

post #10 of 245
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Originally Posted by TIFF4NY View Post

Argh... I'm going from zero to pissy in no time today over the dumbest things. Pregnancy hormones are so fun!


This is how I've felt for weeeeeeeeeks. Either that or pissy to ultra-pissy...definitely not starting at zero every day on the grouch scale, lol...sigh...

 

Hoping to get a good massage/pelvic adjustment here pretty soon and maybe that will magically help me be nice to people. Please God, I want to be nice!!! I don't want the bitch of the year award!!

post #11 of 245

Tears all day long for me :( My car is in the shop--the starter died last Tuesday--and my mechanic still hasn't gotten to it. And work is too far to walk, which means begging rides and/or borrowing cars...all of which is really stressful. And then I'm stuck at work all day, unable to run errands or come home and nap for a bit. I am SO over it!!

post #12 of 245

Add me to the pissy/tired/down crowd. I'm just feeling totally wiped today. Yesterday I had BH contrax all day and the baby was tossing and turning and poking. I felt like I was being beat up from the inside. I slept badly. My lower ribs hurt, my hips hurt, I couldn't get comfortable.

 

And then I made the mistake of looking at our budget this morning :( March has destroyed our budget and April isn't looking good either. I hate trying to "find" money and make it stretch. Definitely won't have money for my massage. 

 

Wahhhhh!

post #13 of 245

yesterday I had contractions every ten minutes from noon til 10pm. and on top of that, my 3 year old had a rather traumatizing day trying to get 5 stitches out from above his mouth. It's the worst thing ever in the world when your child is terrified and in pain strapped in that papoose and all you can do is watch. 3 times he's been in it in the past week. plus he needs these daily abx injections that are so painful too so he's limping around. plus I'm still on pink-eye watch. it was just not a good day to feel like I was going into labor, that's for sure.  I just wish I could lay down even for five minutes during the day, but it's just constant cleaning/disinfecting and stll a good 7 loads of laundry a day. dh can't do anything as he leaves before the kids wake up and gets home too late to even help with dinner.  and ds1 has spring break next week. my mental health becomes seriously compromised when he isn't out for the morning at school. I just hope no one's contagious/sick next week so I can finally have my mom or someone come to the house and help.

well anyways, I hope all these contractions aren't for nothing! will see the midwife tomorrow.

post #14 of 245

I feel like... if I could rip this baby out of me, I would lol. I'm MISERABLE. The only position that feels good to sleep is flat on my back, but then when I wake up I'm so stiff that I literally am crying from being in so much pain, I can't fall asleep laying on my sides, and my arms can't get comfortable at any rate >:| Heartburn is killing me, I have severe headaches, and every little thing is annoying me.

I really, really hope I have this baby in the next week or two(37-38w). I think I will literally DIE if I go as far as I did with DS(almost 43 weeks)

And last night DH and I made a deal with the kids that if they were good today and helped clean, took a nap, and ate all their meals, we'd go get ice cream after dinner and before gymnastics(Cold Stone is right across the street from DD's gym). DD wanted to go into great details about the ice cream she was going to get and asked me to tell her what I was going to get, so I got into great detail, realized I really, really, really, REALLY wanted that ice cream NOW, and started bawling my eyes out for an hour. OYE! 

post #15 of 245

I'm hesitant to post here because I'm still feeling remarkably good and comfortable, almost uncannily so. No aches or pains, sleeping great, lots of energy, no heartburn, no swelling. Baby is definitely slowing down a bit, but I'm not...38w tomorrow.

 

My body doesn't seem to be warming up much at all compared to my other pregnancies.   You know, I have contractions here and there but nothing like what I experienced at this stage with either of the other two.  If I walk around a lot sure, if I have sex, sure, if I work out, sure...but they come and go pretty quickly after those things happen. It's nothing like the endless waves of regular contractions I had with my son for weeks leading up to his birth, but then again he was 10lb3oz and I think his giant bowling ball head just put soooo much pressure on my cervix all the time. I am experiencing some cramping and a little lower back pain here and there.  Nothing major.  I do sometimes have a sense of trepidation that all this lack of warming up means this will be a longer or harder labor compared to my other quickie, straightforward births but when I really think about it that doesn't actually sound right. I think my body is just doing what it's doing and yes maybe I'll go later gestation wise (my other two labors started at 38-5 and 39-4) but mostly this is just a different pregnancy and a different birth and a different baby, and that there is not going to be a clear-cut correlation between the intensity of warm up (or lack thereof) and length of labor.  I'm measuring 2 weeks "behind" (by this point I was measuring 1 week ahead with my daughter and 2 weeks ahead with my son) so maybe this baby is just littler and my uterus is feeling less maxed out and irritable.  Who knows, really.

 

Emotionally I feel ready to meet the baby (I'm pretty freaking excited actually to kiss those little cheeks and hear those weird little creaturely cries) but not antsy, so that's good because physically I really am at a loss about when I'll go into labor.  I think I'm in a good head space in case I go another month which wouldn't be "normal" for me but of course is totally possible in the grand scheme of things!

 

I am a little moodier though, and slightly more overwhelmed by the kids.  I think we're all sort of intuiting a big change on the horizon and we're all a little unhinged as a result.


Edited by brooklyn_warbler - 3/21/13 at 3:48pm
post #16 of 245

How did I miss this thread!?

 

I have been feeling *something* off and on (mostly on I guess) since baby dropped almost 2 weeks ago. I am enjoying feeling like my body is at least thinking about an upcoming labor. With my previous 2 births I feel like I tried EVERYTHING to get something going but was only dilated a finger tip at 38 weeks at my induction with DD. I have been having softer, frequent BM's and a lot of gas (pew) which brings on a lot of BH's and pressure. I have to pee all the time. I will sit on the toilet, pee, stand up, and feel like I have to pee immediatley, sit down again, but no pee! Baby likes to roll her skull across my bladder constantly. Also, according to my doctor she is not 'engaged' but head down. Every time I sit down she kind of floats her head up away from my cervix but as soon as I stand up or lay down she shoves her head back down, like she is locked and loaded. A few times when I lay on the couch she is pushing on my cervix so hard it is like she is trying to burrow her way out with or without contractions.

 

As far as physically I just have some sore hips in the morning but that is about it. Emotionally, though, I am a crazy mood-swinging pregnant lady. One day I am just a grouch and don't even want to be looked at let alone do anything. The next day I am spoiling DD. Taking her shopping, to the waterpark, etc. She is being such a trooper and just tries to stay out of my way when I am crabby and taking the fun day trips when they come. She will be glad when I am not pregnant anymore for sure! Our weather is making me crabby, too. It had been warming up and melting our snow but we just got a blizzard and now a cold snap. Now we are suppose to be expecting a colder than average early spring. Boo!!!! DD was born in February and we had a winter that wouldn't quit that year too. Now I am wondering if I should be searching out my infant snowsuit. I have no idea where it is!

post #17 of 245

Add leaking boobs to my symptoms. I have a slightly too tight bra on today and they just started leaking!

post #18 of 245

Oh I forgot to mention though that this baby is in a nice anterior, head-down position and has been for a while so at least there's that!
 

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Originally Posted by cagnew View Post

Add me to the pissy/tired/down crowd. I'm just feeling totally wiped today. Yesterday I had BH contrax all day and the baby was tossing and turning and poking. I felt like I was being beat up from the inside. I slept badly. My lower ribs hurt, my hips hurt, I couldn't get comfortable.

 

And then I made the mistake of looking at our budget this morning :( March has destroyed our budget and April isn't looking good either. I hate trying to "find" money and make it stretch. Definitely won't have money for my massage. 

 

Wahhhhh!


OH! I spent all day working on our budget! We unexpectedly got an extra $2600 so we paid off my car (yay!) so I cancelled our car payment which made me think we had all this extra money but somehow I spent it ALL already so I was panicking today trying to figure out where we are at at the moment. We have like $35 until the 1st :-(  ie; not quite a full tank of gas. We have extra expenses next month, not even including anything birth or baby related and the only saving grace is that we are (hopefully) getting our unexpectedly large tax refund, otherwise we would be at least $1,000 in the red next month. Saved by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin this time.

post #20 of 245

I am feeling even more ready to be DONE each day that comes. I have 9 days left and I have to STILL put the baby's bed together wash her clothes, put the clothes away, buy more diapers and wipes, and pack her bag for the hospital and my bag as well. I also need a burst of energy to actually WANT to do these things. and I am beyond hungry right now and have no idea what I want!

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